Australian Sailing statement on COVID-19

Australian Sailing would like to advise that we are closely monitoring the progression of COVID-19 and any potential impacts on our sailing community.

Australian Sailing’s foremost concern is with the health of all those involved in our sport, and as a result are working with all relevant authorities to get frequent updates on what is a rapidly changing landscape.

We are encouraging all participants, athletes, coaches, families and supporters at sailing clubs and regattas around the country to follow simple hygiene guidelines (wash your hands, sneeze into your elbow and stay at home/seek medical attention if you are sick), and note that the best source of information regarding the outbreak can be found on State and Federal Department of Health webpages.

For those planning on travelling overseas, we encourage you to review the Smartraveller website and subscribe for updates.

The Australian Sailing Team athletes, coaches and staff are currently continuing their preparations for all scheduled events this year.

We will continue to regularly review plans based on the best information possible to ensure their health and safety are at the forefront as they prepare for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Regarding the Olympic Games, Australian Sailing are working closely with the Australian Olympic Committee who are acting on the best health advice available. This includes advice from the Commonwealth Department of Health, the World Health Organisation (WHO), Japan Ministry of Health and Tokyo Games Organising Committee (TOCOG).

There is more information specific to high performance athletes on the AIS website here: https://ais.gov.au/health-wellbeing/covid-19.

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